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Kenneth W. Keller: Great teams have a clear mission statement

In case you missed it, the head coach of Texas Tech University was first suspended and then terminated a few days before his team was to play Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl football game on Jan. 2.

January 06, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Smart Choices for the New Year

Leading a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean making dramatic changes. It means making smarter choices.

January 06, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food


Wildcats make smart moves in the stock market

Grabbing the Wall Street Journal off the driveway in the morning and turning on "Mad Money" in the evening might be expected of a stock broker, but it may very well be the routine for the members of the award-winning West Ranch High Stock Market Club.

January 06, 2010 | By Derek Sedam For The Signal | SCV Schools


Bands shine at district tournaments

It wasn't Santa Clarita Valley high school football teams, but marching bands, that were making noise this year in their Southern Section championships.

January 06, 2010 | By Derek Sedam For The Signal | SCV Schools


Our View: Our pledge for vibrant local opinion

"Trust, but verify."

January 06, 2010 | The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Gary Horton: Turducken opinions make me ill

This past Monday I stopped at the local supermarket to grab a thing or two. Passing the frozen meat section, I noticed a young grocer rearranging large boxes in the display case. "Turducken," squawked the label, and pictured in epicurean freakishness was a frankensteinian mishmash of turkey, duck and chicken shoved and stuffed into an unholy fowlish trinity.

January 06, 2010 | Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Castaic school district snubs Race to the Top

Castaic Union School District board members Tuesday passed on the Race to the Top, the federally funded education reform program that is expected to provide up to $700 million to California.

January 06, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 6, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly puts a cork in $1.4 billion alcohol mitigation fee

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- While California scrambles to fill another multi-billion dollar budget hole, the Assembly Health Committee killed a $1.4 billion mitigation fee program to charge the alcohol industry for some of the state's annual $38 billion in alcohol-related harm.

January 05, 2010 | Source: Marin Institute | SCV Raw


Guidelines and parameters for Signal Opinion columnists

Local columns must be emailed to letters@signalscv.com for consideration.

January 05, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Columnists


Alliance of Professionals delivers toys to kids in the ER

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Community Alliance of Professionals (CAP) decided to make its first fundraising event a toy drive, with the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as the primary beneficiary.

January 05, 2010 | Source: Community Alliance of Professionals | SCV Raw


Zonta offers free workshop Jan. 23

Women who may be in the market for a loan in the coming year will gain valuable insight from Borrowing Basics, one of the LifeForward workshops sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. The free workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country.

January 05, 2010 | Source: SCV Zonta Club | SCV Raw


NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers five exoplanets

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.

January 05, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Angels, Trojans broadcaster Rory Markas dies at 54

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Rory Markas, a play-by-play sportscaster who spent the past eight seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 54.

Markas was found dead at his home in Palmdale, Calif., on Monday and the cause of death was not immediately available, Angels spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday. Markas had surgery for a blood clot on his brain in late 2008.

January 05, 2010 | By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


NASA names new Dryden Flight Research Center director

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

January 05, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


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Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Abreu homers again in Chicago's win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Open Waters are on deck

The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.

June 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Storms hit Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Colossus to close at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Currently Filming in SCV

Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.

June 03, 2014 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


Hilltop Homes Preferred by Luxury Buyers

Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.

June 03, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk | Business Columns


Two banks announce merger

California United Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank announced that they are planning to merge, according to CU Bancorp, the parent company of California United Bank.

June 03, 2014 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


Northern California voters consider secession

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Voters in California's far northern counties weighed in Tuesday on whether to secede from the state in advisory measures that will gauge sentiment in a region long accustomed to feeling ignored by the Legislature and out of sync with the state's major cities.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV entrepreneurs learn tips from 'ole' pro

Well-known serial entrepreneur, software engineer, architect and manager, Ole Eichhorn spoke with Santa Clarita's startup community and tech accelerator group SCV Startup last Thursday.

June 03, 2014 | By Wyatt Thompson For The Signal | Local Business News


Despite tough fights, primary drawing few voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With no divisive initiatives on the ballot Tuesday, the first statewide election under California's top-two system was not drawing much interest from voters despite some fiercely contested seats for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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